Bio


Eric is a PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering and course assistant in the Stanford Product Realization Lab.

His research interests are in product design and development, manufacturing, and learning. His work investigates prototyping and experimentation in hardware product development teams. Currently, he's working with engineering teams in the US and East Africa and conducting multidisciplinary research in engineering education.

From 2010 to 2016, Eric worked at MIT D-Lab where he co-developed and taught two courses. During this time, he worked extensively in Zambia and managed the MIT D-Lab Scale-Ups hardware venture accelerator supporting full-time social entrepreneurs primarily in Africa and India. From 2009 to 2012, Eric co-developed a water chlorination product and helped launch Zimba Water, a for-profit social enterprise based in Kolkata, India. Previously, he worked as an engineer at Battelle Memorial Institute and researcher at the New England Complex Systems Institute. A proud Buckeye, he is a graduate of Ohio State University (2009).

Eric is happiest when making something with his hands, riding a bike, or sleeping in a tent.

Honors & Awards


  • Graduate Research Fellow, National Science Foundation (2016-2021)

Lab Affiliations